This Lightened Up Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet only tastes decadent! Healthy swaps are made so you can feel free to indulge for less than 200 calories!
Hello there! Did we all survive the holidays? Have the cookie comas subsided? This probably isn’t the best time to be posting a massive cookie right up in your faces, but I promise, it’s New Year’s Resolution-ized!
It’s ooey, gooey, chocolately, and served warm, straight out of the oven with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. But wait… There’s more! It’s been totally guilt-reduced. What I’m saying is: YOU CAN EAT ALL THIS FOR UNDER 200 CALORIES! Well… Not ALL this. We’re not talking the entire skillet. We are talking a good-sized wedge of warm cookie, served with a scoop of frozen yogurt, and that aforementioned salted caramel sauce – Ahem, FOR UNDER 200 CALORIES!
For me, the New Year is all about trying to make better choices. Having one glass of wine after work, rather than one bottle. Cutting back to only one Real Housewives location per season, rather than three – Did you know that there’s a Real Housewives of Cheshire? Real Housewives of Potomac coming next season… Can’t wait.
Food swapping with healthier alternatives is one change that I really find easy to do. You don’t have to go all out either. Even making a small change can add up in the end. Take my Half and Half Linguini for instance. Doesn’t sound healthy does it? The title can be a bit misleading… This isn’t a creamy pasta recipe using half and half. This is a pasta recipe that uses half real pasta and half zucchini noodles. That way you can enjoy a big bowl, while feeling much less guilty about it. And trust me, you’re going to want a big bowl – Topped with fried capers and fresh herbs, it’s absolutely delicious!
I put that same idea to test in this recipe. We’re sweeting this cookie skillet with Zing™ Baking Blend, made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar. Plus, it only has 5 calories per serving.
I’m happy to report back that I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Not only could I not taste the difference in the sweetness, I also really, really, loved the texture that the cookie took on. While the center of the cookie remained perfectly ooey, they outside of the cookie took on a whole new airy, crispy, crackly light texture. Perfect for plopping down a big scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt right down into the middle of it!
Who’s ready to dig in? ⬆ ⬆ ⬆
Lightened Up Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and Zing™ Baking Blend. Once well combined, add the egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and kosher salt. Add the chocolate chips and stir by hand to incorporate.
Place the cookie dough in an oven-proof skillet and lightly press down to create a uniform cookie.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes and serve topped with salted caramel sauce and ice cream.
Tips for Lightened Up Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet:
- If you’d like to lighten things up even more, you can prepare the salted caramel sauce using Zing Baking Blend as well. Just swap out the 1 cup of sugar for ½ cup Zing Baking Blend.
- Visit the Zing™ website to find Zing™ Baking Blend in a store near you.
Looking for more salted caramel dessert recipes? Try these:
- Butterscotch Bourbon Budino with Salted Caramel
- Salted Caramel Banana Bread with Yogurt
- Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Butter Cookies
- Lightened Up Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet
- Salted Caramel Yogurt Popsicles
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.